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Today's News

  • Hillsville to reveal time capsule contents

    HILLSVILLE – This Saturday will mark a special day in local history, as Hillsville residents get the chance to take a step back into the past while the relics from a 50-year-old time capsule are revealed.

    The capsule, buried in 1968, was excavated from its burial spot on Main Street in May, during the season’s first Hillsville Summer Nights concert and cruise-in.

    As announced during the previous cruise-in, the contents will be displayed at the Historic Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Readers Hotline 6/6/18

    Reversing the flow

  • GHS alumnus now a leader of federal agency

    Galax High School graduation speaker Darrick André Early (Class of ’94) already made a big impact at the Mt. Zion Holiness Church of God’s Black History Month celebration in February this year.

    Early, who has an impressive list of accomplishments, currently serves as the deputy regional commissioner for the National Capital Region/Federal Acquisition Service (NCR/FAS) within the General Services Administration (GSA).

  • Readers Hotline 6/4/18

    Todd in a loincloth
    I may be calling a little too late for this, but I was wondering if you had a grand marshal for the Fourth of July parade this year. If not, I wanted to suggest columnist Todd Jennings, but he has to dress as Tarzan, and Lawn Mower Babe can be Jane, and Mongo can be Boy. I hope you print this and I hope Todd gets a lot of votes to be the grand marshal as Tarzan.

    Mix it yourself

  • Golden goal win for Tide boys

    RINER –– As time wore on in the Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer tournament finals Thursday, minute after scoreless minute, Galax head coach Troy Barkley began to think to himself, “This is a no-lose situation.”

    Though he was ruminating in philosophical terms, it turns out that his thoughts were correct in more practical matters as well.

  • Galax moves on to softball semis

    Galax scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings and got a strong closing statement from Ashlyn Brady in the sixth as the Maroon Tide blanked Covington 5-0 in the Region 1C softball quarterfinals Monday at Mountain View Park.

  • Galax moves on to softball semis

    Galax scored single runs in the first, third and fifth innings and got a strong closing statement from Ashlyn Brady in the sixth as the Maroon Tide blanked Covington 5-0 in the Region 1C softball quarterfinals Monday at Mountain View Park.

  • Tide belts Rockets 14-3

    By and large, Galax did everything that a higher-seeded baseball team should do in a first-round tournament game. Everything, that is, except win by the mercy rule, but there was nothing that could be done about that.

    The No. 2 seed out of the Mountain Empire District, Galax took an early lead, built momentum from there and eventually whacked Pioneer No. 3 Craig County 14-3 in a Region 1C quarterfinal at Felts Park.

  • Blue Devils, Maroon Tide silenced in regionals

    WISE –– Tyler Muncy threw a complete game four-hitter and provided what would prove to be the game-winning RBI Wednesday as Wise Central blanked Grayson County 4-0 in the Region 2D baseball quarterfinals at Mack Shupe Field.

    Muncy, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, struck out 13 and walked none in improving to 4-3 on the year. In two of his losses he allowed just two hits, and he was 15-1 in his sophomore and junior seasons.

  • Cavs stopped short again

    BLACKSBURG –– Since winning the Group 4A state championship in 2015, Carroll County has twice come within a single at-bat of returning to the state tournament. Not many expected the Cavaliers to be that close again in 2018.

    Four consecutive chances to get the third out in the bottom of the second inning each constituted the one elusive at-bat Tuesday as Blacksburg did all its scoring in that frame, taking a 5-1 win over Carroll in the Region 4D semifinals.